Friday, October 9, 2015

Nearpodize This!

The new school year is now in full swing!  Things are settling down with device management and as of this moment we have 904 iPads in our inventory management system and 815 Chromebooks!  We also have 498 Macs in the district from desktops to laptops.  We are a pretty lucky district!  We've also made it through a month we our new SIS (Student Information System) Synergy!  It's all good!

We've got this!

One of the best ways to keep kids and adults engaged in the lesson at hand continues to be Nearpod.  Nearpod has many options and now integrates easily with Google Classroom!

Nearpod has even more great new tools:

• Add the "Nearpodize This" Extension to Chrome and you can "Nearpodize" any presentation you create
•  Access to Google Drawing and Google Drive when creating presentations
•  YouTube video sharing to student devices
•  Google Drive export for student notes
•  Session reports export to Google Drive
•  Student access to Google Drive and Google Images during Draw It activities
•  Use Google Forms for longer surveys
•  Embed a custom Google Map

If you are interested in a Nearpod account, please contact me and we will work something out!  Nearpod is a great way to provide classroom and homework options for presentations that you create!